Nomination: Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America

Reed, Amy, ed. Our Stories, Our Voices: 21 YA Authors Get Real About Injustice, Empowerment, and Growing Up Female in America. 2018. 320p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $18.99 (9781534408999). Gr. 9-up.

YA authors recount their experiences of growing up in America and having to confront issues of sexism, racism, rape culture and more.

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Nomination: Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain

Bardoe, Cheryl. Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain. Illus. by Barbara McClintock. 2018. 40p. Hachette/Little,Brown and Company, $17.99 (9780316278201). Gr. 1-3.

Sophie Germain grew up in a time when it wasn’t acceptable for women to study math, but nothing stopped her from pursuing her studies.